So, my eight-year old son says to me "I want to take Tennis lessons"
What? I don't know a thing about tennis. I probably haven't picked up a tennis racquet since Jr. High when we had to take 2 weeks of tennis in Gym class.
But I am one not to discourage my son from trying new things so we sign him up for tennis lessons and off to look for a racquet. The tennis instructor told me that Target usually has a nice enough selection for beginning tennis.
We found, what I feel, is a great racquet for my son. It is a Wilson US Open Titanium 25". Now from my very brief tennis experience in Jr. High I remember the racquets on the heavy side. I noticed that this racquet was very lightweight, which I thought would be great for an eight-year old.
They had a size up chart on the racquet information so no guessing what size would be good for my son. We went with the 25" which is suggested 9-12 year olds. Now grant it my son is only eight-years old, but he is on the tall size so I thought it would be better going up to the 25" instead of 23".
My son has used this a few times and so far it is working out very good for him. He is able to control the racquet and with the oversize head he seems to hit more balls.
I would recommend this racquet for any child interested in tennis. The lightweight strength makes it easy for them when they are just learning. The cost is very affordable too, which is a plus for us parents.